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An Ottawa area couple whose infant stillborn twins were buried in a common grave with 16 other stillborn babies and fetuses has won the first round in a lawsuit seeking to establish that their children were not given a “decent and dignified” burial. A judge allowed the matter to move to trial, rejecting the Ottawa Hospital’s bid to have the suit dismissed.  https://www.canada.com/ottawa/story.asp?id={3553BCC4-C069-4DA1-96BA-F67614D7D51C}

A National Audit of Abortion services in Britain for 2000 found that one in four abortion centers do not take adequate measures for infections after abortions.  https://www.rcog.org.uk/guidelines/nataudit_iabortion_2000.pdf

An ethics committee for Kyoto University has approved a study on using human embryos but is awaiting government approval.  https://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20011105a1.htm

The BBC reports that one in five emergency nurses in UK hospitals are carrying out secret pregnancy tests on children as young as nine-years-old. The tests performed without the knowledge of the parent or child are claimed to be necessary for doctors prior to X-rays.  https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1641000/1641826.stm